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truckload of these could be worth as much as five to $10 million assuming the bandits
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had already marketed for them. in fremont rob kron 4 news. >>pam: school officials say for children from patterson elementary were sickened after accidentally eating pieces of some marijuana cookies on monday. at least three of those kids went to the hospital. they were treated and released at night. kron 4 explains how the children got their hands on the drug least cookies. >>christine: they say an 11 year-old boy went to the market across from his house where he regularly gets street from clark. on this day the boy got to cookies that the clerks told police he had gone from another regular customer earlier that day. clark also told police he did know the cookies which came in this packaging you see here, were laced with pot. he did c d letters that say gingersnap cookie next to a smiling baker. but there no pot leaf on the packaging by cannabis is under the ingredients list. it reads keep out of
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reach of children. it the fifth grader to this cookies to school were apparently not knowing it relates to drugs, he shared the with five other kids. the school district said there investigating but as many as nine could've taken a bite. around 2:00 p.m., it's for kids went to the office complaining of not shot and yard supervisor from the packaging on school grounds. no arrests have been made, they're still looking for the customer who passed on the cookies in the first place. >>pam: a 17 year-old student is now in police custody after police responded to reports from the principal, that the student was believed to be coming to berkeley technical high school to " settle a dispute ". police found the student in the class with a loaded semiautomatic pistol. he was booked into juvenile hall. the school was never become locked down. >>louisa: getting ready for
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another winter storm. it were starting out with winds, they will really pick up in the next couple of hours. i chance of showers which increases over night and wet and windy weather expected to continue tomorrow. right now sustained winds at sfo, 23 mi. an hour up to novato one not of 60 mi. an hour. we have a wind advisory in effect from about 9:00 p.m. tonight until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. this entire area highlighted in blue really widespread. the winds expected to get up to 30 mi. an hour. but the gusts could pick up and reach about 50 mi. an hour. it makes it difficult while driving, possible down trees and power lines. we're looking at a lot of wet weather with the system we could see it to 3 in. of rain in some parts once the storm pushes through. wet and windy weather expected through thursday. we will catch a break on friday and a wet weekend had a boss.
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>>pam: a national hearing into the deadly san bruno gas line explosion. pg&e officials and acknowledge they rejected installing files that could of automatically shut off or remotely controlled the flow of gas in the event of an accident. the national transportation safety board investigators questioned pg&e employees about a company memo which said, installing the files would have " little or no effect on increasing human save your protecting property ". the man who also have the memo he said he considered only industry studies not government studies and reaching his conclusions. stay with kron 4 as we continue following the national hearing. new details now, we are getting no information tonight into how much taxpayer dollars will be paid out to those injured in a crash involving san francisco's new system. the crash
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happened to years ago and more than 50 people were injured. and are continuing series you paid for, trees address this lot to explain how the transit agency has paid out half a million dollars and may pay out of a million more. >>terisa: the meeting is taking place right now at city hall, we have learned they are about to go in to a closed-door session to figure exactly how much money they're going to pay out. dozens of people were injured in this crash you see here at the west portal muni station back in july of 2009 when one train slammed into another. people suffered a wide range of injuries. in total 57 claims were slapped against the san francisco transit agency. now we're finding out how much it is all going to cost. 30 claims have been settled. it claims for 12 others are being considered by the transit board at tuesday's meeting. in total the city is looking at
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paying out $1.4 million for the accident. because muni is self insured by the city, that pay out is financed with taxpayer dollars. it isn't over yet, five more claims are still the outstanding. the federal government is investigating the crash and is not yet determined the cause. >>terisa: 01 $0.4 million before the muni board here at san francisco city hall. we're not exactly sure because it hasn't been decided yet, those five in outstanding claims in that could be much more money at stake. reporting live at city hall, kron 4 news. >>pam: 1 local retailer is cleaning up tonight after a cherry picker came crashing into its basement. it happened at a banana republic stores on sutter street in san francisco. a window washer was working from a lift when the sidewalk gave way beneath that. it set up fire sprinklers in the merchandise room below.
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banana republic officials could not say how much damage they've sustained, roads were closed as the clean up the mess. turning now to teacher layoffs, the march 15th deadline does approach. it more and more school board throughout the bay are proving preliminary layoff notices. as kron 4 dan curman tells us, the latest are in marin county. >>dan: schools like this might see fewer schools next year. >> these are the people we work with every day, are friends, our colleagues at its really demoralizing to provide an issue that some people feel like they're services aren't needed or wanted. we want to back, we need to for the kids. it gives a very mixed message. >>dan: they say this is the worst-case scenario, it's all contingent on the
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governor's tax extensions. all school districts are doing this tonight. and the nevada school district will be discussing layoff notices. they're they're talking about 24 of them to go out by march 15th. in san rafael, dan curman kron 4 news. >>pam: coming up on kron 4 news at 5:00 we will show you another local school district which will be sending out hundreds of layoff notices. traffic on this tuesday in walnut creek, the headlights' are northbound. this is the 680- 24 split traffic is moving slowly. we will be back. sizzler introduces fresh trout.
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>>catherine: the dow down 160 points, the nasdaq down 48. the oil prices are up the mideast in turmoil. no surprise stocks are down right? >>rob: if i were julius caesar's i would be marching. we started it
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ought we ended up way lower. when the oil goes higher market goes lower. it's something big happens in europe. rob over 4 1/2% for the year if i were to project that that is a 26% year. that's sweet. yet to give some back on occasion in this is a good of excuse as any. >>catherine: he talked about jobs. let's hear what he had to say about jobs today. >> to see optimism about the job market over the next three quarters, not local decline in the unemployment january, a drop in claims for unemployment trends. even so if the rain economic growth remains moderate as projected, it to be several years before the unemployment rate has returned to normal level. >>rob: whats a normal
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level? it used to be about 6% back 10 or 15 years ago. we're now looking at the normal of about 7 1/2%. i know people were making $20 an hour that i know how to make $10 an hour. and what america is changing. it's a good thing in a bad thing. it's good if your the education and that if you don't. a tree kids got a college and get in a good education. it's going to be a couple of years, it's a slow jobless recovery. that's the normal. this is a good striking bedell that longer. >>catherine: rising well prices could hurt the economy, suggesting a temporary but not run away inflation. >>rob: all the economic data were seeing art economy is a ok. one-tenth of 1
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percent of the gdp is oil. if oil goes to 150 were ok. psychologically it makes is crazy but were ok. don't freak out, there will be in some investment opportunities that come here. clearly oil is an opportunity for people or try to cash in on the political unrest in the middle east. >>catherine: when you think we hit the $4 market? >>rob: i feel like i had already carry san francisco is higher than most other cities sell it's not killing us. >>catherine: stay with us rob will be back in we will be back with more news after this.
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>>pam: details of the battle over prop. 8. attorney- general passed a federal appeals court to allow gay marriage to resume while it considers the constitutionality of the state's ban on same-sex unions. in a petition filed
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today, she joined lawyers for the to get couples who sued to overturn proposition 8 in asking the court to let the state. >>louisa: a shot from mount tam, it shows as ominous looking cloud starting to edge their way. i expect to start off with gusty winds this evening and then the rain starts to increase over night. we're talking heavy rain and strong winds continuing right over night in here wednesday morning. by wednesday night looks like the bulk of the system will pass through. the shower start to taper off. as the tickets for the day we will notice those winds picked up. we have a wind advisory for the entire bay area from about 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. wednesday morning. some of the winds getting up to 30 mi. an hour and you could see gusts up to 50 mi. an hour. it making it difficult for driving, always the potential with a combination of both crating possible down trees and power lines. future cast
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for, we will start off showers up in the north bay, best at around 10:00. the overnight hours will bring the heavy stuff in. by 11:00 moderate to heavy downpours at times. the north bay, and could get anywhere from 1 to 3 in. of rain with the system. we will continue with widespread rain throughout much of the morning hours. by your morning commute it looks like will continue to see a wet weather in the picture. late morning hours into the afternoon, we will see the showers break apart a bit and it will dry out. overnight carlos watched in stay on the warm side. we will stay in the '40's and '50's. 50 san francisco and oakland, 41 santa rosa, 48 k word and 47 fremont. in the afternoon ... the highs will stay in to the '50s. here is
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a look at your 7 day around the bay, the wet weather continues into thursday and we will catch a break friday but bring back showers into the weekend. >>pam: in national news a huge wild fire in east central florida shut down a major highway for a while this morning. you're looking at what's left of a hunting camp, some mobile homes in the couple's hunting camps were destroyed. as the report, more than 10,000 a. have burned. >> firefighters among the space coast at a real break today as rain came down about two hours daddy sometimes heavy rain and allowing them to hopefully get a handle on this fire that is been burning for about five days. it really took off late last night, you could see a bit of the reason why. this is the kind of vegetation that is just acting as an absolute source of fuel for the fire all throughout this area.
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one of the things are open right now is that the winds don't pick up. you see the flag out there not going a whole lot right now. as the front moves through, that brought these rains they expected that the wind will change directions and start to pick up. that is a concern, because there are house is to the south of where the fire lines are. they could be in danger if the flames should cross the fire break. they're hoping it will have this under control some time today and the wind still kick up too much and present to much of our problem. right now things are really looking out that it will have a handle on this fire today. >>catherine: the ban on deep sea oil drilling in the gulf of mexico has been lifted. the administration today approved the first new permanent and of course it's the first time since the bp oil rig disaster which killed 11 people. it spilled
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millions of gallons of oil into the ocean that lasted nearly three months. after focusing for weeks to strip public employees of collective bargaining rights, the governor unveiled his budget plan. protests have continued outside of the capital. he proposed a plan that would cut 1.5 billion in aid to public schools and local government. gov. walker sing that would help avoid tax hikes and widespread layoffs. stay with us we'll be back after this break. it's really delicious, mom. it's not too well done? nope. but it is a job well done.
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\ home town hero brian wilson ordered the giants has a new interactive web site. our internet reporter kimberly shows us what the page has to offer. >>kimberlee: this rate here is the ultimate fan page. that's get a look out what the page has to offer and looks like he's trying to connect with this fans. this is your chance to ask him questions. your questions could be answered by the
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beard himself. as he could see the answers will be posted as well. it here's a chance to win prizes by sending in a photo of your crazy as, biggest beard. here's your chance to be featured on the website. and wilson, by sending in your funniest home videos. if you like to check out the website for yourself check out our whats on the web section on >>pam: let's check out traffic on the golden gate bridge, moving well north and southbound at this hour. much more news on the other side of the break.
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>>live, from the bay area's news station, this is kron4 news at 430. fo30 >>pam: the tragic death of two teenage boys in the woman creek canal have caught the attention of county officials. they're calling for increased safety of reach. jeff bush explains what's going to be done to make that cannot say for.


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